SOURCE: Twilio


November 13, 2014 12:00 ET

Twilio Ranked No. 3 on Deloitte's 2014 Fast 500™

Twilio Recognized for Driving Growth of Cloud Communications in the Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2014) - Twilio, the software and cloud-based communications company, today announced its selection to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ as the third fastest growing company for its explosive revenue growth in bringing cloud communications to the enterprise.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ is a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Overall, 2014 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved average revenue growth of 1,640 percent from 2009 to 2013.

"Twilio's mission is to move communications from its 150-year-old legacy in hardware to its future in cloud-based software. We're making communications more accessible to developers and businesses across all industries, and redefining how people and businesses engage with each other," said Jeff Lawson, CEO for Twilio. "Being named one of the fastest growing software companies in North America is a testament to the demand to move communications from the IT closet and into cloud." 

Launched in 2008, Twilio now orchestrates hundreds of carrier relationships globally and serves 400,000 developers and businesses in more than 200 countries. The platform handles more than 2 billion API interactions per month, which equates to more than 25 billion per year. Industry disruptors including Uber, Airbnb and OpenTable, and major brands such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, Home Depot and Alaska Airlines, trust Twilio to power modern communications globally and at scale.

About Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies -- both public and private -- in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America.

About Twilio
Twilio makes communications easy and powerful. With Twilio's platform, businesses can make communications more relevant and contextual by integrating voice, messaging, and WebRTC capabilities directly into their software applications. We are re-inventing the $1.6 trillion communications market, taking it from its 150-year legacy in hardware to its future in software. Our platform has more than 400,000 registered developers and is used in more than one million unique software applications. Industry disruptors like Uber, AirBnB, Trulia, Box and Zendesk and enterprises like Coca Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Home Depot, Intuit and Alaska Airlines, trust Twilio to power and innovate their communications at global scale.

Founded in 2008, Twilio is privately-held and has over 300 employees with offices in San Francisco, Mountain View, New York City and London. The company has raised over $100M from leading venture investors such as Bessemer, Redpoint and Union Square.

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